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Charlie Crist asks BP for $50 million more

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Charlie Crist is asking BP for another $50 million in relation to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Crist made the request in a letter to BP’s chief operating officer, Doug Suttles. Crist said the additional funds were needed for advertising the state’s tourism industry, which has been negatively impacted by the oil spill. Late week, oil began washing ashore on the Florida Panhandle and with it the pressure has increased on Crist to take a more active role.  Hurricane Alex is…

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